Singapore’s Vanished Public Housing Estates


The image of Singapore that most often comes to mind typically includes ultra-modern skyscrapers and massive landmarks designed by superstar architects, such as Zaha Hadid and Moshe Safdie. Singapore creative agency Do Not Design reminds us of the city’s architectural heritage in "Singapore’s Vanished Public Housing Estates", their forthcoming book with photographer Koh Kim Chay and Eugene Ong. Consisting of analog black-and-white photographs, the book takes a closer look at Singapore’s public housing estates and precincts — most of which were built in the '50s and have since been demolished during the economic boom. Vintage maps, eviction notices and other memorabilia provide further context to the city’s modern residential landscape. The limited-edition book will be released in June 2017, but you can pre-order your edition here.